Hello, and Happy [Stik] Monday to our readers!
With the Pride weekend coming up, every Hackney resident will get a free Pride in London 2016 Stik poster/placard in their copy of the government-issued Hackney Today newspaper. If you’re not one of the 108,000 Hackney residents, but want a piece of Stik, we’ve got another special work available for you.
The artwork is titled Self-Portrait With a Couple and is one of the artist’s earliest pieces, from before he adopted the now world-famous moniker Stik, thus the canvas is signed with the artist’s initials instead.
Painted in 2008, this is a particularly personal piece as it features a portrait of Stik himself (the standing figure) and his friends (in the ying yang shape), representing the moment they first met.